The AyitiCommunity Trust (ACT) is the country’s first endowed fund, building on Haiti’s assets and driven by Haitians’ local needs while providing resources for sustainable solutions. ACT is registered in Haiti and operates as a grant-making community foundation. In 2020, ACT will distribute a total of $50,000 in grant funding to one or more organizations that are in alignment with our focus. We seek to support those that are re-writing the Haitian narrative from one of deficits to one of assets within three interconnected pillars: environment, entrepreneurship, and civic education. We are particularly interested in entrepreneurial approaches to preserving Haiti’s environment while contributing to civic discourse that promotes peace and collaboration.
Dec 11, 2019
$5,000 - $40,000
ACT’s Three Pillars
We believe that integrated management of Haiti’s precious natural resources promotes climate resiliency, creates livelihood opportunities, and expands economic prospects for future generations. We seek to support innovative projects that aim to reverse or proactively prevent environmental degradations while engaging Haitian communities to change behavioral patterns that contribute to climate change.
Haitians are entrepreneurial, but socio-economic challenges have stunted the growth of this sector for many segments of Haitian society. We seek to invest in innovative, cost-effective and sustainable strategies to increase entrepreneurship to revitalize local communities.
A people who are self-aware, competent, and purposeful are best able to sustain a nation. We seek to support community-building projects aimed at emerging leadership development, public stewardship, and re-engaging Haitian citizens to actively collaborate to promote the greater good of Haitian society.